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April 2020. Vol. 2 No. 4
New Publications
CORONAVIRUS DISEASE (COVID-19)
Technical Guidelines
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FEATURED
Noncommunicable Diseases Progress Monitor 2020. Scorecard for the Americas
PAHO developed this scorecard to highlight the country capacity to address noncommunicable diseases.  It provides a snapshot of key NCD indicators across the Region of the Americas and highlights regional results as reported by the global NCD Progress Monitor 2020.
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Plan of Action for the Elimination of Industrially Produced Trans-Fatty Acids 2020-2025
Industrially produced trans-fatty acids (IP-TFA) are a significant and preventable contributing factor to the burden of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the Americas. June 2018 marks a decade since the 2008 “Trans Fat Free Americas: Declaration of Rio de Janeiro” pledged cooperation between the public sector and industry to eliminate and replace IP-TFA in the food supply. While significant progress has been made, the goal set out in the Declaration of Rio de Janeiro has not been achieved, indicating that voluntary efforts alone are not sufficient. Over time, elimination of IP-TFA through regulatory measures has proven to be an evidence-based, low-cost approach that offers the most reliable path forward to end this public health problem. The Plan of Action proposes a strategic course of action for Member States between 2020 and 2025 that would lead to the virtual elimination of IP-TFA from the food supply in the Americas by 2025.
 
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Health System Strengthening for Childhood Cancer in the Caribbean
Cancer is among the leading causes of death in children under the age of 15 years. In high-income countries, pediatric cancer mortality has been reduced significantly. As a result of earlier diagnosis and effective treatment, survival rates are 80% or higher. In the Caribbean, pediatric cancer mortality continues to be high and survival rates significantly lower than high-income countries, with several Caribbean countries reporting 2-year overall survival of just 55%. This report summarizes the discussions and conclusions of the Health System Strengthening for Childhood Cancer in the Caribbean meeting convened in February 2020 by PAHO in collaboration with The Hospital for Sick Children, St. Jude’s, and local leaders to discuss strategies to improve childhood cancer care in the region.
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NEW PUBLICATIONS IN SPANISH
FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS
  • Bicycle-Sharing Systems across the United States of America
  • Habilitation and Rehabilitation in the Americas
  • Community Health in the 21st Century
In Spanish Only
  • Cambio climático para profesionales de la salud: un libro de bolsillo
  • Estrategias para poner fin a la mortalidad materna prevenible (EPMM)
  • Familias Fuertes: Amor y Límites. Guía para la gestión y aplicación del programa
  • Familias Fuertes: Guía para el facilitador
  • Manejo de las complicaciones del embarazo y el parto. Guía para obstetrices y médicos
  • Medios auxiliares para el diagnóstico de las parasitosis intestinalis
  • Presente y futuro de la vigilancia de defectos congénitos en las Américas
  • Suministro de sangre para transfusiones en los países de América Latina y el Caribe 2016-2017
  • Terapia descongestiva compleja. Filariasis linfática
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